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Trojan Nuclear Plant Cooling Tower

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Identification

Trojan Nuclear Plant Cooling Tower
254433

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Structure in General

cooling tower
demolished [destroyed]
modernism

Facts

  • In 1993, the Nuclear Plant was shut down after a cracked steam tube released radioactive gas.
  • PGE had originally planned to demolish the concrete tower in 2018.
  • On 3 occasions, Oregon voters rejected ballot initiatives intended to shut down the plant, in 1986, 1990, and 1992, respectively.
  • Controlled Demolition will perform its first implosion of a cooling tower in the United States.
  • The cooling tower is part of the only PGE's owned nuclear power plant.
  • The tower and power plant sit on a 634-acre site.
  • The implosion took place on May 21, 2006.
  • Closed since 1993, this was imploded in May 2006.
  • The 2,800 pounds of explosives embedded in 2,500 drilled holes took down the tower 8 seconds.

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Location

71760 Columbia River Highway
97048
Rainier
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

152.10 m
152.10 m
1976
2006

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